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Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store – and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store – not just historically, but culturally as well – with an especially important focus on the need for stores in the digital age, as a way of keeping both the music, and interest in the music, alive and well for generations to come! As you might guess from the subtitle, authors Calamar and Gallo have a bit of an agenda in their portrait – but they really pave the way with some great recollections of record stores past, incredible bits not just from folks who owned and worked in stores, but also from famous shoppers, artists, and collectors too. And even cooler, the book is filled with lots of great photographs – wonderful images of old stores in color and black and white, plus lots of great sidebar bits that help draw a focus on key issues in record retail. If you, like us, get a bit of a rush every time you walk into a record store, then you'll be sure to get an equal rush from this book – a wonderful tome that's one we can send home to our parents, and finally show them we've got a career worth a bit of respect! 238 pages, hardcover, and really beautifully done. Book

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Martha CamarilloFletcher Street (hardcover) ... Book
Powerhouse Books, 2006. New Copy ... $3.99 39.95
A beautiful portrait of Fletcher Street in Philadelphia – an inner city street with the same issues as many others – poverty, crumbling housing stock, neglect – yet one with a difference, too, as its residents board and ride horse within the neighborhood! The tale of Fletcher Street is one of hope – as photographs that might normally document a site of loss and frustration are instead presented as moments of pride and empowerment – with a stunningly unique aesthetic of inner city kids riding horses through the ghetto. Done in the same great style as other photo books on Powerhouse, but with a real difference – and an oversized volume that features full color images throughout. Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 4 – July 1953 to January 1954 – Issues 19-25 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. Even the original ads and text pages are included – and these issues feature artwork from Bob Forgione, George Klein, Edvard Moritz, Harry Lazarus, Al Wenzel, Ken Bald, and others. 288 pages, hardcover, and full color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 5 – February to August 1954 – Issues 26-32 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. Even the original ads and text pages are included – and these issues feature artwork from Ken Bald, Bob Forgione, George Klein, Sheldon Moldoff, Sam Citron, Dick Beck, Art Gates, Lin Streeter, Ken Landau, and others! 288 pages, hardcover, and in vivid color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 6 – September 1954 to December 1955 – Issues 33-39 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. And even the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include Ogden Whitney, Harry Lazarus, Ken Landau, Chic Stone, Kurt Schaffenberger, Leonard Starr, and others! 288 pages, hardcover, and in full color! Book

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Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Vol 7 – January to September 1956 – Issues 40-46 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Dig creepy comics? This book is full of them – a wealth of wonderful issues of the legendary Forbidden Worlds series from the 50s – a groundbreaking publication that set a whole new standard for horror and sci fi stories at the time – and a great companion to the legendary Adventures Into The Unknown, also from the same publisher! The volume is very well done – and features rare 50s comics in very vivid color – filled with stories of ghouls, demons, spirits, and other supernatural forces – all penned at the very high ACG level – which means thoughtful plotting, and a real sense of story structure. And even the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include the great Ogden Whitney, featured in many issues and covers – plus Harry Lazarus, Kurt Schaffenberger, Emil Gershwin, Jon Rosenberger, Hy Eisman, Tom Hickey, and others. Book

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Mick HoughtonBecoming Elektra – The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label ... Book
Jawbone, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 29.95
A wonderfully detailed story of one of the coolest record labels ever – a book that really gets at the huge range of folk, blues, psych, and other wonderful sounds issued by Elektra Records! The tome is massive – big enough to feature a lot of full color pictures, but with a much stronger emphasis on text than usual for this sort of volume – with an especially deep look into the early days of Zac Holzman, and his initial love of pre-rock modes before the bigger shift to more popular Elektra modes of the late 60s. The book is over 300 pages, and is past the halfway mark before The Doors even come into the picture – which really gives you an idea of the kind of detail involved, The book also features a full Elektra discography in the back – at least until the point at which Holzman left the label – and the whole thing's honestly one of the best accounts of a label's formation we've ever read. 304 pages, oversized, with some color images. Book

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Jazz Critique Special EditionIssue 132 – Rare Jazz EP Special ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $22.99
A great introduction to one of the rarest sides of the jazz vinyl spectrum – the smaller 7" EP recordings that were issued heavily by US and European labels in the 50s and 60s! Although some of these sides featured work from full length albums, a good many of the – especially in Europe – featured exclusive tracks that were often eclipsed by the bigger releases, and which make for some of the most unusual work by the artists involved. This well-done issue of Jazz Critique offers a great overview of this under-collected side of jazz vinyl – and features an initial section with many EP covers in color, then fuller discographical listings in black and white, with session, date, and player information! Important details are all in English, with added commentary in Japanese – but whatever your language, there's plenty interesting stuff here to hip you to more music! This EP section takes up most of the magazine – over 100 pages – and the rest is articles and reviews in Japanese. Book

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Jazz Critique Special EditionIssue 157 – Piano Trio In Europe ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 2010. New Copy ... $19.99
A huge guide to the jazz piano scene in Europe – put together here as a special issue of Jazz Critique magazine! The first half of the issue stands as a large discography, filled with listings for obscure releases we might not have seen otherwise – mostly contemporary recordings from the past decade or two, but featuring work by some of the greatest European pianists of the time. There's a special focus on trio dates – as you'd guess from the title – and each listing includes English language text on the players, songs, label, and other details, plus images of the album – followed by more text in Japanese. The second half of the book-like publication features regular Jazz Critique magazine content – with a similar use of English at times in the details of releases – and the front of the issue has a nice color section, with images of lots of album covers too! 260 pages. Book

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Jazz Critique Special EditionIssue 171 – All About Roland Kirk ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
An issue of the Jazz Critique magazine – but one that also stands as a special discography on the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk! More than half the issue is devoted to listings of all of Kirk's key albums – not just a huge range of dates as a leader, including a few rare ones we'd never seen – but also appearances on other records in other groups – making for a true portrait of all the contributions that Roland made in his all-too-short years on the planet! The book follows the style of other Japanese discographies – with album cover art, session details, titles, and other info in English – then larger text in Japanese – and in addition to listings for over 132 releases, the book also has a section on all the odd instruments Kirk played over the years, and a nice color section at the front. Magazine is book-style, 262 pages long, and also features regular Jazz Critique magazine content in the back. Book

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Jazz Critique Special EditionIssue 175 – Miles Davis ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $22.99
A special issue of the Japanese magazine Jazz Critique – one that's more of a Miles Davis discography than anything else! The first half of the magazine is a discography that features 109 different releases by Davis as a leader – along with personnel, titles, and recording information in English, alongside images of the album covers – and including studio releases, live dates, and even some rare collectables too! Each listing takes up a page or more, and also includes notes in Japanese – and the rest of the magazine follows in a similar format, with more Japanese articles on Miles, then also some listings for newer releases by other artists. Plus, there's also a nice color section at the start – with images of Miles Davis releases, including some rare overseas titles – and some other jazz albums as well. 256 pages, and more like a book than a magazine! Book

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Vernon JoynsonTapestry Of Delights Revisited – The Ultimate Guide To UK Rock & Pop Of The Beat, R&B, Psychedelic, & Progressive Eras (2 volume edition) ... Book
Borderline, 2014. New Copy 2 Volume Hardound Se ... $266.99 299.99
The ultimate version of the most complete reference on psychedelia ever compiled – the legendary Tapestry Of Delights – served up here in an oversized, two volume, hardcover version – limited to only 600 copies in the printing! Together, the books total over 2000 pages, with insanely detailed discographical information that also includes news on reissues or repressings, current values for many records, and lots of images, including many in beautiful color! There's never been a book like this – and the package, although expensive, is well worth it if you're the sort that spends a lot of time and money tracking down super-rare British records – especially since most of them usually run for a lot more than this two volume set. Super-heavy, hardcover, and way more detailed than the previous editions – almost double the content! Book
(Limited to 600 numbered copies.)

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Out Of The NightOut Of The Night Vol 3 – March to November 1954 – Issues 13 to 17 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1954. New Copy ... $9.99 47.99
One of the best-written horror comics of the pre-code years – thanks to scripting from the great Richard Hughes, who has an uncanny sense of scene and character for these lurid tales! Out Of The Night is much less remembered than more famous horror work from publishers like EC or Timely/Marvel – but these issues represent some great work from the time when comics was an unregulated, unbridled time – and writers like Hughes could turn out some great creepy stories – filled with ghouls, vampires, and all sorts of other eerie forces! The volume presents the material in a wonderful way – full color pages with heavy white paper, and a full six issues in one hardcover package – with great artwork throughout! Artists include George Klein, Bob Forgione, Harry Lazarus, Sheldon Moldoff, Ken Landau, Lin Streeter, and Pete Riss – 208 pages, hardcover, and in brilliant color. Book
 
 
 



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